fù father

Note

Picture of a hand holding a stone, or may be a stick admonishing a child
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 88 used in: bà (father) ; yé (grandpa)

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Sounds same

fù (woman) fù (rich) fù ('left ear') fù (place)

Different tone

fū (husband) fú (good fortune) fú (not) fú (clothes) fú (to trust)

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stroke order for 父
Stroke order for character 父, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

虎父无犬子 hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father
子不教父之过 zǐ bù jiào fù zhī guò Parents are responsible for their children's education
庆父不死,鲁难未已 qìng fù bù sǐ Lǔ nàn wèi yǐ Take action to remove someone/something obstructing progress, In the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history Qing Fu rose to power in the state of Lu and ruled as a complete despot killing any opponents. Peace did not come until he had been removed from power.
夸父追日 kuā Fù zhuī rì Pride leading to attempting the impossible. Over confidence in skills. Over-arching ambition. The story is of a giant called Kua Fu who was immensely strong and swift. He attempted to chase the sun but in so doing became so hot he died from thirst that could not be quenched. A similar tale to Icarus flying too close to the sun.